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Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal 
Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal 

By: - 0 Yesterday

DES MOINES, Iowa — Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew...

Don’t eat your placenta, researchers warn
Don’t eat your placenta, researchers warn

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

More than 200 millennia of human civilization and two centuries of modern medicine have brought us to this recent heavy-handed admonition by...

Three early flu cases could signal severe season in El Paso County
Three early flu cases could signal severe season in El Paso County

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Less than three weeks into influenza season, three people have been hospitalized with the virus in El Paso County - a possible sign of a severe flu...

Colorado's Bennet, Virginia's Kaine propose Medicare-X as healthcare remedy
Colorado's Bennet, Virginia's Kaine propose Medicare-X as healthcare remedy

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Tim Kaine of Virginia, both Democrats, have introduced legislation to create a government-run health...

GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance 
GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distance 

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets said Wednesday they'll push the proposal forward, even as President...

A short-term health deal by senators — with Trump's blessing 
A short-term health deal by senators — with Trump's blessing 

By: - 0 Wed, Oct 18, 2017

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America's health insurance markets in the wake...

Eat Well: Colorado Springs chef teaches free diabetic recipe class
Eat Well: Colorado Springs chef teaches free diabetic recipe class

By: Teresa Farney - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

The triumvirate of sweets-filled holidays - Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas - is a hard time for anyone watching their weight, but it's...

GOP senator says deal set on payments to health insurers
GOP senator says deal set on payments to health insurers

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — A key Republican senator said Tuesday he's reached a deal with his Democratic counterpart on resuming federal payments to health insurers...

Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity
Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Even the kids in America's fittest state are too fat to fight their nation's wars, a pro-military nonprofit argues in a new study. The military has...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Oct. 17, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits and at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two weeks in...

Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds
Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in...

Hickenlooper slams Trump's health care cuts as 'cruelty without benefit'
Hickenlooper slams Trump's health care cuts as 'cruelty without benefit'

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Health insurance rates next year will rise even higher than expected after President Donald Trump's decision to stop paying insurers for certain...

Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers
Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health...

Chicago's soda tax fizzled after two months - and what it means for the anti-soda movement
Chicago's soda tax fizzled after two months - and what it means for the anti-soda movement

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Less than two months after the country's largest soda tax went into effect, embattled lawmakers in Cook County, Illinois -- the home of Chicago -- are...

Body of excellence: Simple techniques to gain flexibility
Body of excellence: Simple techniques to gain flexibility

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Lack of flexibility can limit your enjoyment of movement. You should be able to move your joints through their full range without pain. Impingement in...

Nature's menu rotates for a reason
Nature's menu rotates for a reason

By: - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

My family is a seasonal cliché. Last spring, we went on a cleaning frenzy and scrubbed out our garage, closets and pantry, giving away outgrown items...

Colorado Springs area wellness events starting Oct. 10, 2017

By: Carlotta Olson - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Health Notes appears on a space-available basis, free for nonprofits. Listings appear at the discretion of The Gazette. Send information at least two...

Resist jumping to conclusions in conversation, yoga
Resist jumping to conclusions in conversation, yoga

By: Jen Mulson - 0 Tue, Oct 10, 2017

I've been working on this habit for years. I'll call it "filling in your blanks," and it involves me and my ego thinking we know everything, including...

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness
Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 9, 2017

A girl saw her mother's face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a...

White House to order health care alternatives 
White House to order health care alternatives 

By: - 0 Mon, Oct 9, 2017

WASHINGTON — The White House is finalizing an executive order that would expand health plans offered by associations to allow individuals to pool...

AROUND TOWN: Project Angel Heart volunteers experience client meals first-hand
AROUND TOWN: Project Angel Heart volunteers experience client meals first-hand

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Oct 8, 2017

Project Angel Heart provides home-delivered meals to those with chronic illnesses. Volunteers and friends got to personally experience the program...

Young worker clocked 159 hours of overtime in a month. Then she died
Young worker clocked 159 hours of overtime in a month. Then she died

By: - 0 Sat, Oct 7, 2017

TOKYO — Miwa Sado, a young journalist for Japan’s state-run broadcaster, spent the summer of 2013 frantically covering two local elections in Tokyo....

Colorado nurse accused of fondling patients pleads guilty
Colorado nurse accused of fondling patients pleads guilty

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 6, 2017

GREELEY, Colo. — A former Colorado nurse accused of fondling patients while administering morphine and other pain killers has pleaded guilty....

Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate
Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate

By: - 0 Fri, Oct 6, 2017

The Trump administration issued a rule Friday that sharply limits the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, a move that could mean many...

Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattoo
Doctors thought a woman had cancer — but it was just a reaction to an old tattoo

By: - 0 Thu, Oct 5, 2017

Her symptoms pointed to cancer. She had sought medical attention for small lumps under her arms, but doctors in Australia discovered it was worse...

Tips to tackling childhood obesity as a family

Tue, Sep 26, 2017 - 8:06 PM 0

Approximately one in six children in the United States has obesity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is why...

Heartbeat of Health Care 2015

Real Talk: Breastfeeding

Fri, Sep 1, 2017 - 11:28 AM 0

From newbies to pros, all moms fortunate enough to be able to breastfeed have nearly identical questions about the benefits of breastfeeding...

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